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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 7, 2015

News and notes from Sunday.

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Houston Astros news:

Three homers rankle Astros' Keuchel - StarTribune.com
Until last Monday, Keuchel had not allowed a home run in Minute Maid Park all season. Matter of fact, when Brian Dozier’s and Eduardo Escobar’s cannon shots put the Twins ahead 2-0, it was the first time that Keuchel had trailed by two runs at home this year.

Lowrie's Grand Slam Helps Astros Over Twins 8-5 - ABC News
Lowrie's Grand Slam Helps Astros Over Twins 8-5

Twins blow Duffey's homecoming in loss to Astros - StarTribune.com
The hometown kid outduled Houston’s ace in front of family and friends.

Astronaut Terry Virts throws out ceremonial first pitch as Astros host ‘Star Wars Day’ - Ultimate Astros
Astronaut Terry Virts spent months viewing baseball stadiums from far above earth. On the International Space Station, the Houses that Biggio and Jeter built looked like little dots.

Blue Jays, Astros on Track to End Postseason Droughts - ABC News
Blue Jays, Astros on Track to End Postseason Droughts

Wish comes true for MLB with Astros, Rangers racing for AL West crown | FOX Sports
The MLB wanted to make a rivalry out of the Astros and Rangers, and now it is seeing it's wish come true.

Around Major League Baseball:

Mets' Matt Harvey says he will pitch in playoffs in most brilliant way possible - SBNation.com
Harvey wrote in the Players' Tribune on Sunday that he'd be pitching in the postseason.

Pirates pitcher destroys rosin bag, rosin bag headed to DL - SBNation.com
RIP rosin bag

Red Sox tape rookie to dugout pole, provide further proof that baseball is weird - SBNation.com
Baseball is weird.

Kris Bryant just crushed a home run into the stratosphere - SBNation.com
Cubs fans couldn't believe it.

Bartolo Colon, baseball's greatest athlete, makes behind-the-back throw - SBNation.com
Bartolo Colon continues to amaze with his exploits on the baseball diamond.

If the MLB trade deadline were moved to Aug. 31, here's what every National League team would have done - SBNation.com
A month ago, the Nationals thought they were leading the chase for the postseason. They have regrets.